We were heading down to Melbourne to the P!nk concert (somewhere in the last 3 years the 'i' has been turned upside down). I was lucky enough to be a guest of Qantas airways to attend an event where we were able to meet her, live and in the flesh and even touch her!
Meeting Pink meant that we had to bring our most trendy selves to the concert. Neither of us are particularly trendy, so we called in the big gun - Lou from Fashion Codes - to help us. Although the temperature did prevent us going too trendy, it was a predicted 3 degrees Celsius (37F) on the night of the concert so we weren't about to step out in a slinky little top and skirt. Mind you, we did see quite a few in exactly that.
Now, onto our trip. We were put up at the beautiful Grand Mecure on Flinders Lane which was perfect for us to walk directly to Rod Laver Arena. We met up with the Qantas social media girls before heading to the function room where we grabbed some much deserved champagne and then before we knew it we were heading down to meet PINK! Holy crap!
Ok, so maybe I was a little more excited than Laura...
Then this happened! We met Pink! It was a very quick meet and greet and we didnt have the opportunity to get anything signed, but she was very friendly and we actually got to touch her (inappropriately... just kidding!).
Then it was back to the Qantas event for more champagne and delicious food (no Qantas event will ever have bad food). Then before we knew it, it was time to take our seats for the show. The show was absolutely like nothing we had ever seen before, there was so many acrobatics and and just a level of captivation that we had not experienced before. There were 3 half-naked very attractive men on that stage and we couldn't take our eyes off Pink!
Also, apologies in advance as I am clearly not the best concert photographer but these were the best I could do. They are in chronological order through the concert, starting with the opening song which involved Pink being slingshot (is that even a word) out of the stage to grab hold of the previously mentioned shirtless men hanging from the ceiling.
Lots of crowd touching! It was so lovely the way that she interacted with the crowd, she would lay down on the stage to touch all the people near the front and some of them had brought her gifts and she would scoop them all up put them in a pile. Gosh knows what she would do with them.
Then the trapeze started. The strength she must have in her abs, legs, arms, back must be incredible. She was throwing herself into all sorts of contortions about 20 metres above the crowd!
This was just after the drummer did a solo, apparently Pink is learning the drums. She was pretty good even with just 2 drums.
This is where things became a little crazy. This ball was suspended above the stage and there were all manners of people crawling all over it. Then people hanging from it and the whole time it was spinning two directions, the inner part one way and the outer part the other.
Now, we thought things were crazy during the main part of the concert. Then it was time for the encore. Seriously, people were leaving when this started (they promptly raced back to their seats). This was unbelievable. Pink was strapped into some type of multidirectional trapeze thing and she literally went out over the entire audience. It was amazing. Also, see what I mean about the shirtless men? Everyone stood up for this part, it was like one big dance party (I have actually never been to one, but you get the idea).
How else would you finish off a big night out at the Pink concert - cups of tea and biscuits at 1am, then a hearty breakfast the next morning!